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Northrop Grumman and Firefly Aerospace to develop Antares upgrade

Northrop Grumman and end-to-end space transportation company Firefly Aerospace, are collaborating to provide an American-built first-stage upgrade for the Antares rocket as well as a new medium launch vehicle to serve commercial, civil and national security space launch markets, Northrop Grumman said. 

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SpaceLink enters into cooperative R&D agreement with U.S. Army

Space communications infrastructure company, SpaceLink, has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Technical Center (USASMDC-TC) in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, SpaceLink said. The organizations will explore alternative space communications pathways together to ensure resiliency and reduce sensor-to-shooter latency.

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Antarctica Capital acquires Descartes Labs

International private equity firm, Antarctica Capital (Antarctica), acquired a controlling interest in geospatial intelligence company, Descartes Labs, providing solutions for commercial and government clients. Antarctica's portfolio comprises companies such as New Space, Data Analytics and Digital Infrastructure.

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Spire to host second optical payload for South Korea

Space-based data, analytics, and space services provider, Spire Global, will host a second Earth-imaging payload, Hancom-2 satellite, for South Korean space services company, Hancom InSpace as part of expanding its East Asian operations. Hancom is the first South Korean private company to operate a commercial satellite mission

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Slingshot Aerospace acquires Numerica’s Space Division and Seradata

Space simulation and analytics solutions company, Slingshot Aerospace, has acquired space, air and missile defense firm, Numerica’s Space Division and UK-based satellite database and space market analysis company, Seradata.  Slingshot will be able to strengthen its position in driving the space economy towards sustainability with these acquisitions

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Register Today For Our Space Café “33 minutes with Davide Petrillo” On 30 August 2022

This Space Café WebTalk will feature Davide Petrillo, Executive Director of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), in conversation with Torsten Kriening, publisher of SpaceWatch.Global. Is there (enough) room for the youth in the European space sector? Or we can rephrase it as "Is the space sector ready to hand over to the next generation?".

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Space Café Radio – Artemis I Episode I – with Jeremy Parsons

In this Space Café Radio -  SpaceWatch.Global Senior Editor and Space Café Italy Host Dr. Emma Gatti spoke with Jeremy Parsons, Deputy Manager for the Exploration Ground System Program at NASA Kennedy Space Center. In this first episode of the Artemis 1 series, Jeremy Parsons discusses his role in the NASA Artemis program that will take humanity back to the moon and eventually to Mars.

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